FAQs

Here you will find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions regarding the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant.

Question: What are your hours of operation?
Mon-Fri, 11:30am-9:30pm*; Sat, noon-9:30pm*; Sun, closed.
*Reservations accepted until 9:00pm, last seating at 9:30pm.

Question: Are you open during major holidays?
We are closed on the following days: New Years Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Question: Are you open for lunch?
Yes, and we use the same menu for lunch and dinner.

Question: Is there parking available?
There are multiple parking garages available in the neighborhood.

Question: Is public transportation available?
Yes, plenty! By commuter train – MTA Metro-North Railroad, Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines.
Subway – 4, 5, 6, 7, and S lines
Bus – M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104, Q32

Question: Do you offer take-out?
We offer a sandwich and take-out menu at the counters and bars throughout the day until 6pm. We also have a convenient take-out window that is open from 11:30am-5:30pm. Unfortunately we cannot offer raw bar to go.

Question: Should you eat oysters during the “R” months?
You may eat oysters year round as we only serve oysters that are not spawning.

Question: Do your menus offer options other than seafood?
Yes. We offer selections to satisfy every palate – even the non-seafood lover. In addition to fresh seafood, our menus feature a variety of aged steaks, poultry, entrée salads, pasta and more.

Question: Is there a dress code?
We have no formal dress code; we welcome guests in whatever attire they feel most comfortable.

Question: What credit cards to you accept?
We accept VISA, Master Card, American Express and Discover.

Question: Do you offer healthy options?
Seafood in general provides a very healthy source of protein. We can accommodate requests to simply grill any variety of seafood without added sauce or other accompaniments.

Question: Are you wheelchair accessible?
Yes, from any entrance.

Question: Is smoking allowed?
No smoking is allowed in any part of our restaurant.

Question: Do you accept reservations?
Yes, reservations are recommended. We accept reservations by phone or online via Open Table.

Question: Do you accept reservations for large parties?
Yes, by telephone. Please call 212-490-6650. You may download our banquet menu here.